Patrick Garin family
|Margaret Maggie Sofinee Garin Hulse, daughter of Patrick and Catherine Birch Garin; and her husband Squire Lee Hulse, on their homestead ranch in Van Tassell, Niobrara, WY, c. 1920|
|Michael Albert Garin (1853-1901), son of Patrick and Catherine Briggs Garin|
Patrick Garin family notes
Patrick GARIN (or GEARON or GARRING or GERON) was born in 1802 or 1805 in Ireland. Both County Cork and County Limerick have been cited in oral histories as the place of origin for Patrick and his family. He died in Allamakee in 1882 at the age of 80 from old age after being sick for 2 weeks.
Researchers please note: Patricks date of death and age at death is from his granddaughters family Bible. The birth year is from various census reports. His place of burial is unknown but he probably is in an unmarked grave in St. Joseph's churchyard at Paint Rock near Harpers Ferry, Allamakee, IA. I have been told that when the church burned down, the debris was cleared to the adjacent farmland and included many tombstones.
About 1853, Patrick emigrated from Ireland with wife Catherine and children John, Catherine, Bridget, Ellen, and Margaret to Wayne County, OH, sometimes called Akron, OH, where the sixth child that we have a record of, Michael Albert GARIN, was born. One family story has the GARINS immigrating through the port of New Orleans, however, a record has not been found.
The Patrick GARINS stayed in Ohio until about 1858-9. At that time, they moved to the Lick Creek area of Keosauqua, Van Buren, IA, where Patrick worked as a laborer. Michael WELSH and his wife, Catherine (GARIN) WELSH were nearby in Business Corners, Keosauqua, Van Buren, IA, where Michael worked on the railroad and their daughter, Ellen, was born.
In May of 1861, the GARINS moved to Allamakee and in October of 1861, purchased an eighth of a section of land just west of Harper's Ferry, Fairview, Allamakee, IA and Johnsonsport, Fairview, Allamakee, IA. The Patrick GARINS were on that farm in both the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census.
The farm directly to the east was owned by son-in-law Michael WELSH and his wife, daughter Catherine (GARIN) WELSH. One farm over and to the west was son-in-law Patrick MURPHY and his wife, daughter Bridget (GARIN) MURPHY. Patrick and Catherine GARIN transferred their farm to son John GARIN in 1863 on the day after John was naturalized; the land transferred back to them after Johns death in 1876; and was transferred to son Michael Albert in 1877.
In the 1880 census, Patrick and Catherine GARIN were residing with their youngest son, Michael Albert, and his family(wife Mary (HENNESSEY) GARIN and children Margaret Loretta, James Albert, and Mary Ann Mayme) on the family farm near Harpers Ferry. All GARINS had left the farm before 1886.
Patrick married Catherine BRIGGS (or BIRCH or BRICK) prior to 1840. BRIGGS is the name on Michael Albert GARINS birth certificate. BIRCH is the name on his death certificate. Bridget (GARIN) MURPHYS son-in-law reported Catherines maiden name as BRICK on Bridgets death certificate. Catherine's maiden name was most probably BRIGGS. Catherine was born in 1816 in Ireland. She died in 1898 of old age after being sick for one month, according to her granddaughters family Bible. She was 82. A confirmed burial place has not been found, however, it was most probably St. Josephs churchyard at Paint Rock near Harpers Ferry, Allamakee, IA.
They had the following children:
i. Catherine GARIN (ca1840 - ca1872). Catherine (GARIN) WELSH was born in Ireland. She died in Harper's Ferry, Fairview, Allamakee, at age 32, probably in childbirth. The 1870 U.S. Census for Harper's Ferry, Allamakee, IA lists her as a homemaker. Catherine married Michael WELSH (WALSH or WELCH) ca1857. He was born in Apr 1838 in Ireland. They had the following children: Ellen (WELSH) McDONALD b. ca1858, Lawrence b. ca1861, Alice Mary (WELSH) MERWIN b. ca1865, John b. ca1868, James b. 1862. Two years after Catherines death and in 1874, Michael WELSH married Mary Ann GARIN, (16 Jan 1850 9 Apr 1918) daughter of Patrick GARIN (this is the Patrick GARIN in Taylor Township) and Mary DWYER. It is suspected that she was a cousin of Catherine GARINS. Sarah "Sadie" WELSH (1879 1909), daughter of Michael and Mary Ann, married Maggie GARINS son, George Frederick HULSE (1878 1957). Michael Welsh died 22 Apr, 1921, in Clayton, Monona, IA, where he lived with daughter Ellen (WELSH) McDONALD. Mary Ann (GARIN) WELSH died 9 Apr, 1918, in Fairview, Allamakee, IA.
ii. John GARIN ( ca1841 1876) was born in Ireland. John died in Harper's Ferry, IA, on 2 Jul 1876. He was 35 and a farmer. There is no indication that he was ever married.
iii. Bridget GARIN (1845 - 1915). Bridget (GARIN) MURPHY was born Jan 1845 in Ireland. She died 11 Feb 1915, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, IA while living with her daughter, Agnes Margaret (MURPHY) RYAN and family. About 1863 Bridget GARIN married Patrick MURPHY in Allamakee. He was born about 1825 in Ireland and died between 1880 and 1900. Bridget (GARIN OR GEARON) MURPHY and Patrick MURPHY had the following children: James (b. ca 1862 btw 1881 -1915), Agnes Mary (MURPHY) RYAN (2 Sep 1864 or 1866 29 Jan 1923), Michael Francis Mike (b. ca1863 aft 1915).
iv. Ellen GARIN (ca1847 bef 1902) Ellen is found only in the 1860 census in Lick Creek, Keosauqua, Van Buren, IA.
"Maggie" Sofinee GARIN (1850-1925).
Margaret "Maggie" Sofinee (GARIN) HULSE was
born on 15 Jun 1850 in Ireland. She was a school teacher
in Allamakee, IA, from 1866 1912 and in Wyoming at
the school that she and her husband built, called the
Hulse School. Maggie taught even when her
children were small. She and her husband Squire Lee HULSE
lived in Ion, Allamakee, IA, after their marriage in
1872. There were many HULSE and GARIN relatives living
nearby. Maggie and Squire moved to Tama, IA, about 1876
but returned to Ion, IA, in about 1878. They lived near
MacGregor, IA, in 1880, and in Waukon Junction from 1884
until they moved to Van Tassell, Niobrara, WY, to
homestead in about 1912. In Waukon Junction, they ran a
small hotel and also farmed in the area. On 30 Jun 1872
when Margaret "Maggie" was 22, she married
Squire Lee HULSE, son of Jonathan Day HULSE & Jemima
"Jemma" C. or G. (HAZEN) HULSE, in Paint Rock
Parish, Harpers Ferry, Allamakee, IA. Born on 3 Feb 1850
in Ontario, NY. Squire Lee died in Van Tassell, Niobrara,
WY, on 7 Oct 1930. He was 80. Maggie and Squire had the
following children: Ellen Nellie Jemima
vi. Michael Albert GARIN (1853-1901). Michael Albert GARIN was born in Jun 1853 in Wayne County or Akron, OH. In the 1880 U.S. Census, he was working the family farm in Fairview, Allamakee, IA. In 1898, he lived in Elma, IA. In 1900 he was living in Hayfield, MN. Michael Albert died on 14 Dec 1901, at the age of 48 in Sargent, MN. His burial place is unknown. (obituary) He worked for the Great Western Railway at the time of his death. He had some college in Prairie Du Chien, WI, and was a Roman Catholic. On 21 Feb 1876 when Michael Albert was 22, he first married Mary Margaret HENNESSEY (ca1859 Jan 1884), in Immaculate Conception Church, Wexford, IA, in 1886. They had the following children: Margaret Loretta (1876 bef 1884), James Albert (1880 1965), Mary Ann (1884 aft 1930). About 1890 when Michael Albert was 36, he second married Mary Ellen O'LEARY(1865 1941). They had the following children Rose Alice (GARIN) FINLEY (1891 1975), Thomas Michael (1893 1964), William Patrick (1895 - ), Grace Mary (GARIN) FORD (1897 1965), Mark Francis (1898 bef 1900), Paul Edward (1900 1979), Leo Joseph (1901 1970).
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(Patricia's email address can be found in the surname registry for Garin)
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